Stepping into the toasty kitchen with a laundry basket piled high with warm towels, I smile at my two sons standing side by side on the back porch patio. My youngest son wraps both his arms around his big brother’s legs staring up into his eyes. On tiptoes he stretches to be as tall as his strong older brother. His shrill voice demands, “I want to tell you something important.” His big… Read More
Six days each week is a blur of hustle and bustle, but I still can’t check everything off on my to-do list. Why in the world do I think one more day would eliminate my mountain of tasks! As a teenager if my boss scheduled me to work at Kentucky Fried Chicken, I happily accepted the shift. I didn’t pay the least bit of attention to what the Lord said in Exodus… Read More
On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan. Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk. Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph. As my friends admired sculptures and paintings, The Lord stirred my heart. My confused eye rested on an unusual creation. Although it… Read More
NIV John 8:29 “So Jesus said… He who sent me is with me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him. ” On a sunny day a little girl kneeled down to pick pretty white flowers growing amid sticker plants. The roots dangled from her small fist as the sandy bouquet was presented to her Grandma. Wrinkled hands drew her close in a warm strong hug and… Read More
Everyone’s triggers are different. So when you discover your mind wandering to dwell on bad thoughts, make a note if something in particular sets you down “that path where you know you don’t want to go.” It could be a book, TV show, or even a movie.